Agnes Burkhard

Agnes Burkhard (no photo)


Academic Credentials

B.S.N., Marymount College of Virginia
M.S.N., George Mason University
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America


With expertise in community/public health nursing, Agnes Burkhard joined Marymount’s faculty in 2010. Her professional background includes experience in medical-surgical nursing, oncology nursing, home health, school nursing, and community-based care for individuals with developmental disabilities. Dr. Burkhard completed a pre-doctoral interdisciplinary traineeship focused on leadership education in childhood neurodevelopmental disabilities.

She served both as an active duty and reserve nurse in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.

In 2010, Dr. Burkhard was awarded a research grant by the Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, and she has presented at local and national conferences on topics including healthy home environments for children, family caregiving, evidence-based practice curricular initiatives, and promoting diversity in the community/public health nursing workforce.

Other Information

Other Study/Credentials:

  • Eta Alpha and Kappa Chapters of Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Association of Community Health Nurse Educators
  • American Nurses Association.
  • Post-Master’s Certificate – Community/Public Health Nursing, The Catholic University of America, School of Nursing
  • Pre-doctoral Traineeship – Leadership Education in Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Certified as an Advanced Public Health Nurse (APHN-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Teaching Area

  • Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Community/Public Health Nursing
  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
  • Nursing Capstone

Research Interests

  • Childhood developmental disabilities
  • Family caregiving
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Preceptorship in nursing education



Burkhard, A. (2013). A Different Life: Caring for an Adolescent or Young Adult with Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28, 357-363. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2013.01.001

Donley, R., Flaherty, M.J., Sarsfield, E., Burkhard, A., O’Brien, S. and Anderson, K.M. (2014). Graduate clinical nurse preceptors: Implications for intra-professional collaboration, Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 19 (3), doi:10.3912/OJIN.Vol19No03PPT01


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